Pinterest 4th of July food trends across the USA

Pinterest 4th of July food trends across the USA

With summer entertaining underway and the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, we took a look across the U.S. to see what Pinners are cooking up for their patriotic parties. Turns out, no matter where you live, everyone is planning for red, white and blue celebrations and turning to Pinterest to help find the perfect recipe. 

We looked into summer food trends on Pinterest in the lead up to the 4th of July to find the top recipes per region in the U.S. as well as the areas where we’re most similar. In fact, regardless if you’re from a right or left swinging state state, 83% of top 100 searches so far this year are identical¹, and ultimately, we all enjoy BBQ the same. 

Californians, Idahoans, people who hail from Connecticut and Alabama alike are searching for many of the same types of 4th of July ideas.

Top BBQ-related recipes trending across the country²: 

  • Sweet potato lasagna +5033%

  • Shrimp sausage corn potatoes +412%

  • Avocado corn salad +320%

  • Meatballs with grape jelly and bbq sauce +315%

  • BBQ pulled pork instant pot +167%

  • Vegan BBQ side dishes +153%

  • Korean BBQ at home +139%

  • Oven baked BBQ chicken drumsticks +123%

  • BBQ chicken tostadas +88%

Check out some regional favorites below³:

  • NE: Broccoli salad

  • MW: Fruit pizza

  • S: Banana pudding

  • W: Rice krispie treats


¹Compared top searches from January ‘19 to June ‘19 for red states of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, North Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma and Kansas and blue states of Vermont, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, California, Maryland, New Mexico, Illinois and Connecticut.

²Trends are calculated using normalized searches from May ‘18 to May ‘19.

³Top searches leading up to 4th of July, from June 24th ‘18 to July 4th ‘18. Region 1 (Northeast): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Region 2 (Midwest): Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri. Region 3 (South): Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana. Region 4 (West): Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii